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A program about women who are reshaping our world. Join us every Friday at 4:40 pm Paris time and check out our Facebook page: FRANCE24.51percent.

Latest update : 2014-04-28

The Peacemakers: Does gender really make a difference?

In a special edition of "The 51 Percent", Annette Young meets three extraordinary women, all of whom are Nobel Peace Prize winners.

On the panel is Jody Williams, who's been a driving force in an international campaign against landmines. It led to the signing of the Ottawa Convention by 161 nations, banning the use, sale and stockpiling of anti-personnel landmines. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

Also joining us is Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist who was awarded the prize in 2011 for her work in ending the Liberian civil war.

Last but by no means least is Shirin Ebadi. She is Iran's first woman judge who won the prize in 2003 for her work in promoting democracy and human rights.

Annette Young asks the three laureates whether women are naturally better peacemakers.

By Annette YOUNG

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2017-06-23 women

The last taboo: Helping women and girls. Period.

In this special edition, we take a look at the last taboo when it comes to women's health: menstruation. We report on how ad agencies and public campaigns are forcing us to...

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2017-06-16 child abuse

Too young to wed: U.S. photojournalist captures trauma of child marriage

In this edition, we meet American documentary photographer, Stephanie Sinclair, who through her images is putting a human face to the tragedy that is child marriage. Also how an...

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2017-06-08 women

Clicking the reset button: What needs to be done to get more women into tech

In this edition, we follow one Frenchwoman who's launched her own start-up. Also we talk to Nicola Hazell who's the head of #shestarts, Australia's first venture-backed start-up...

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2017-06-02 French Legislative Elections 2017

Parity, power and politics: Will the French and UK elections result in an increase in women MPs

In this special edition, with both France and Britain heading to the polls, we follow female candidates on the campaign trail on both sides of the Channel. We also meet with the...

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2017-05-25 women's rights

Ridding workplaces of sexism: What companies can do to banish outdated attitudes

In this edition, with Fox News in the headlines over multiple claims of sexual harassment and misogyny, we talk to British work and organisational psychologist, Dr Angela Carter,...

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